Leadership

Our executive management team comes from all backgrounds to provide unequaled, experienced leadership with a deep breadth experience from the business world.

 

Robert Olsen serves as the Chief Executive Officer for WBB.

Mr. Olsen joined Whitney, Bradley and Brown in 2000 as the Manager for Acquisition and Systems Engineering. In 2007, he was promoted to Vice President and was responsible for company's Acquisition Support Product Area. He led that area until 2010 when he was promoted to Senior Vice President where he managed the Acquisition and Program Management Business group. In 2011 Mr. Olsen was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and in 2017, promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining WBB, Mr. Olsen had a successful career working for the U.S. Navy. From 1986 to 2000, Mr. Olsen served in government service as a civil servant at Naval Air Systems Command, with the final billet as the F-14 IPT Lead for Precision Strike and Modification/ Assistant Deputy Program Manager. His billets included both engineering and program management functions primarily focused on weapon and aircraft design and integration functions.

Mr. Olsen holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University and Masters of Science from The Catholic University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Program Manager's Course at the Defense Systems Management College.

Richard B. Harkey, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Rich joined Whitney, Bradley and Brown in January 2018 and is responsible for leading the continued development and performance of the finance, contracts, facilities, and the information technology functions of the company.

Before joining WBB, Rich served as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller (Principal Accounting Officer) at Engility Holdings, Inc, a $2.1 billion provider of integrated solutions and government services. His responsibilities included SEC reporting and compliance, contract accounting and collections, shared services and integrating acquisitions. Prior to Engility, Rich held senior leadership roles at Sotera Defense Solutions and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Rich is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance from Miami University and a Masters of Science degree in Accountancy from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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